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"We're Not Communists, We're Democrats!" Sean Penn's Political Pedigree
Amazon ^ | February 16, 2005 | Richard T. Kelly

Posted on 02/16/2005 9:00:06 PM PST by huac

"...And Leo was never a card-carrying communist; he was a Democrat all his life...he went to some meetings (Communist Party USA) and was interested in what they had to say..."

- Eileen Ryan Penn, mother of Sean Penn, on her husband and Sean's father, blacklisted Communist...meeting attender...Leo Penn


TOPICS: Cuba; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: california; communist; communists; coomie; cuba; eileenryanpenn; leopenn; moonbat; nicaragua; seanpenn; venezuela
Above quote from Sean Penn biography, "Sean Penn: His Life and Times", page 14, by Richard T. Kelly, Canongate US Books.

"...Leo was never a card-carrying communist; he was a Democrat all his life..."

It's the new Democratic Battle Cry:

"We're not Communists. We're Democrats!"

1 posted on 02/16/2005 9:00:09 PM PST by huac
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To: huac
"We're Not Communists..."

If it walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, it must be a duck.
2 posted on 02/16/2005 9:01:58 PM PST by holymoly ("A lot" is TWO words.)
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To: holymoly

I'm not a Communist! I'm a Democrat!


3 posted on 02/16/2005 9:04:26 PM PST by huac
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To: huac
"We're not Communists. We're Democrats!"

Six of one, half dozen of the other.

4 posted on 02/16/2005 9:12:58 PM PST by Jenya (Proud member of the vast right wing conspiracy.)
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To: huac

Go to both of their web sites and tell me the difference.


5 posted on 02/16/2005 9:13:02 PM PST by deepFR
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To: deepFR

The Communist don't hate America as much as the Democrats.


6 posted on 02/16/2005 9:14:04 PM PST by huac
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To: Jenya

George Michael isn't gay. He just hangs out in public restrooms cruising for men.


7 posted on 02/16/2005 9:15:29 PM PST by Callahan
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To: Jenya

"Six of one, half dozen of the other."

The Soviet Union fell. The Democratic Party, in the thrall of the liberal Dems (Clinton/Pelosi/Boxer/Dean/Kennedy), is still around trying to destroy America.


8 posted on 02/16/2005 9:17:48 PM PST by huac
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To: Callahan

I knew that there was a reasonable explanation out there. Hopefully, OJ will find Nicole's killers on those community golf courses he is restricted to.


9 posted on 02/16/2005 9:19:08 PM PST by huac
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To: huac

Democrat? Communist? Same same!


10 posted on 02/16/2005 9:23:22 PM PST by 68 grunt (3/1 India, 3rd, 68-69, 0311)
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To: huac
"We're not Communists. We're Democrats!"

Same church, same pew.

11 posted on 02/16/2005 9:25:44 PM PST by Diplomat
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To: Diplomat

"Same church, same pew."

Communist's and Democrats don't believe in God so they won't understand your anaolgy. How about "same rot, same stench?"


13 posted on 02/16/2005 9:28:20 PM PST by huac
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To: huac

Ya Right!

Secrets, Lies, and Atomic Spies,.....Or... Joe McCarthy was more right than he ever knew
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/622675/posts


14 posted on 02/16/2005 9:29:02 PM PST by quietolong
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To: 68 grunt

Communists are Democrats in a Wicked Big Hurry. On the other hand, the more liberal Democrats insinuate their left Wing agenda into society over time. They prefer a more "Fabian" Socialist approach to your wallet, property and Liberties..

Check out Marx's (and Engle's) Communist Manifesto of 1848. Look at the 10 main points, looks like what the liberal Dems would generally agree with, if pressed hard, no? Look at all the crazy stuff the Dems have stood for, generally. How about Liberation Theology? How about tax increases? How about opposition to roll-bacls in taxes and spending? How about anti-family legislation and other "PC" laws? Spice it up with a little Central and South American Marxism and we are all set! Also, there's nothing like a heavy, graduated "progressive" income tax to finally financially exterminate the people! (sarc. ad extremis).

"We're not Communists. We're Democrats!" Go Kerry in '08! Actually, a Hillary-Dellums ticket would make more 'sense'?... Maybe, ... for Beijing or the likes of Pol Pot. (sarc.) / END

... Good God, please help us all.


15 posted on 02/16/2005 9:29:45 PM PST by Bald Eagle777 (John Kerry is a liberal,Marxist sympathizer.:Ortega, V.C.,Castro, Sandanista remnants...)
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To: huac
Good bud of mine (from childhood):

"I'm socialist, NOT a communist -- there is a difference..."

Then we leave his owned office of prime real estate on the river, hop into his leased Jag, cruise on back to his half-mil dollar hacienda, crack up a couple o' cold ones, sit in his hot tub, take a dip in his heated in-ground pool, and debate how good/bad capitalism is.

16 posted on 02/16/2005 9:30:44 PM PST by F16Fighter
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To: A_Conservative_Chinese

"To me the RATs look just like the Chicoms..."

You are, of course, correct. Thing is, I don't think the Chicoms need to be destroyed immediately to protect America, unlike the Democrats, Sean Penn and the French, who are a clear and present danger to America, democray and all that is good in this world.


17 posted on 02/16/2005 9:31:24 PM PST by huac
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To: quietolong

"Secrets, Lies, and Atomic Spies,.....Or... Joe McCarthy was more right than he ever knew"
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/622675/posts

Gee, how strange. In the course of my California public school education, I only heard that Senator McCarthy was a bad man and that there was no real communist threat. I did learn all about how evil American Empire is and real neat stuff from mandatory gender studies.


18 posted on 02/16/2005 9:34:40 PM PST by huac
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To: Bald Eagle777

"They prefer a more "Fabian" Socialist approach to your wallet, property and Liberties.."

I believe Clinton was affiliated with Fabians during his time in Englans as a student.


19 posted on 02/16/2005 9:36:06 PM PST by huac
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To: F16Fighter

The difference in socialism & communism is the same as the difference in seduction & rape. Ala George Putman.


20 posted on 02/16/2005 9:37:52 PM PST by Digger
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To: F16Fighter

"I'm socialist, NOT a communist -- there is a difference..."

Communism is end goal of socialism, path to same destination - like stopping in San Diego on the way to San Fransisco.


21 posted on 02/16/2005 9:38:40 PM PST by deepFR
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To: F16Fighter
""I'm socialist, NOT a communist -- there is a difference..."

Then we leave his owned office of prime real estate on the river, hop into his leased Jag, cruise on back to his half-mil dollar hacienda, crack up a couple o' cold ones, sit in his hot tub, take a dip in his heated in-ground pool, and debate how good/bad capitalism is."

Limousine liberals are the best. The mercurial idiot Sean Penn once said that he was "waiting for the Revolution". In my dreams. I'm going to squat at his house in Ross, CA (Marin Co.-richest county in THE WORLD) when the Revolution comes.
22 posted on 02/16/2005 9:39:47 PM PST by huac
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To: Bald Eagle777

You forgot control of the educatioal system.


23 posted on 02/16/2005 9:43:45 PM PST by JoeBob (If you live like sheep the wolves will eat you.)
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To: JoeBob

I am aware of their planks, there is too much to list !! Target rich environment for sure...

Good point > Home Schooling and Private Schools, no Central Planning for Edu?? = Thought Crime = Enemies of the Proletariat and of its Dictator (take your pick which one...)

"All your children are belong to us"

: P


24 posted on 02/16/2005 9:48:38 PM PST by Bald Eagle777 (John Kerry is a liberal,Marxist sympathizer.:Ortega, V.C.,Castro, Sandanista remnants...)
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To: huac
"We're not Communists. We're Democrats!"

"We're not Communists Liberals. We're Democrats Progressives!"

25 posted on 02/16/2005 9:50:28 PM PST by Sgt_Schultze
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To: Sgt_Schultze

"We're not Liberals. We're Progressives!"

Put this on the refrigerator with a gold star.


26 posted on 02/16/2005 9:54:58 PM PST by huac
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To: huac
Right.....DEMOs
27 posted on 02/16/2005 9:56:55 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: huac

You've gotta be kidding ... there simply couldn't be a book titled "Sean Penn: His Life and Times".

Who'd read it? Even worse, who'd suffer through writing it?

This has gotta be a joke.


28 posted on 02/16/2005 10:11:42 PM PST by RBroadfoot
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To: huac

who cares


29 posted on 02/16/2005 10:13:25 PM PST by dougherty (I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free. - Michelangelo)
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To: RBroadfoot

How can Robin Wright Penn settle for such a cretin as Sean Penn as her husband?


30 posted on 02/16/2005 10:30:28 PM PST by BlackElk (Dean of Discipline of the Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Club)
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To: huac

EXTENSION OF REMARKS OF HON. A. S. HERLONG, JR. OF FLORIDA IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Thursday, January 10, 1963

Mr. HERLONG. Mr. Speaker, Mrs. Patricia Nordman of De Land, Fla., is an ardent and articulate opponent of communism, and until recently published the De Land Courier, which she dedicated to the purpose of alerting the public to the dangers of communism in America.

At Mrs. Nordman's request, I include in the RECORD, under unanimous consent, the following "Current Communist Goals," which she identifies as an excerpt from "The Naked Communist," by Cleon Skousen:

[From "The Naked Communist," by Cleon Skousen]

CURRENT COMMUNIST GOALS

1. U.S. acceptance of coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war.

2. U.S. willingness to capitulate in preference to engaging in atomic war.

3. Develop the illusion that total disarmament [by] the United States would be a demonstration of moral strength.

4. Permit free trade between all nations regardless of Communist affiliation and regardless of whether or not items could be used for war.

5. Extension of long-term loans to Russia and Soviet satellites.

6. Provide American aid to all nations regardless of Communist domination.

7. Grant recognition of Red China. Admission of Red China to the U.N.

8. Set up East and West Germany as separate states in spite of Khrushchev's promise in 1955 to settle the German question by free elections under supervision of the U.N.

9. Prolong the conferences to ban atomic tests because the United States has agreed to suspend tests as long as negotiations are in progress.

10. Allow all Soviet satellites individual representation in the U.N.

11. Promote the U.N. as the only hope for mankind. If its charter is rewritten, demand that it be set up as a one-world government with its own independent armed forces. (Some Communist leaders believe the world can be taken over as easily by the U.N. as by Moscow. Sometimes these two centers compete with each other as they are now doing in the Congo.)

12. Resist any attempt to outlaw the Communist Party.

13. Do away with all loyalty oaths.

14. Continue giving Russia access to the U.S. Patent Office.

15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.

16. Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming their activities violate civil rights.

17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers' associations. Put the party line in textbooks.

18. Gain control of all student newspapers.

19. Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations which are under Communist attack.

20. Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policymaking positions.

21. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures.

22. Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression. An American Communist cell was told to "eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings, substitute shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms."

23. Control art critics and directors of art museums. "Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art."

24. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them "censorship" and a violation of free speech and free press.

25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV.

26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as "normal, natural, healthy."

27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with "social" religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity which does not need a "religious crutch."

28. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of "separation of church and state."

29. Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis.

30. Discredit the American Founding Fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the "common man."

31. Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of the "big picture." Give more emphasis to Russian history since the Communists took over.

32. Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture--education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc.

33. Eliminate all laws or procedures which interfere with the operation of the Communist apparatus.

34. Eliminate the House Committee on Un-American Activities.

35. Discredit and eventually dismantle the FBI.

36. Infiltrate and gain control of more unions.

37. Infiltrate and gain control of big business.

38. Transfer some of the powers of arrest from the police to social agencies. Treat all behavioral problems as psychiatric disorders which no one but psychiatrists can understand [or treat].

39. Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose Communist goals.

40. Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.

41. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding of children to suppressive influence of parents.

42. Create the impression that violence and insurrection are legitimate aspects of the American tradition; that students and special-interest groups should rise up and use ["]united force["] to solve economic, political or social problems.

43. Overthrow all colonial governments before native populations are ready for self-government.

44. Internationalize the Panama Canal.

45. Repeal the Connally reservation so the United States cannot prevent the World Court from seizing jurisdiction [over domestic problems. Give the World Court jurisdiction] over nations and individuals alike.


31 posted on 02/16/2005 10:47:59 PM PST by ROTB
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To: huac

>I did learn all about how evil American Empire is and real
>neat stuff from mandatory gender studies.

What a coincidence! I learned that also in my mandatory "Ethnic Studies" class in college!


32 posted on 02/16/2005 10:49:49 PM PST by ROTB
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To: huac
I'll laugh my head off if/when that new Sean Penn movie tanks at the box office. Penn is supposed to be some kind of super cool protective agent for some babe. Yee-haw, Sean. You're not going to pull me into the theatre. Leftist wingnut.
33 posted on 02/17/2005 2:19:49 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat (I'm so glad to no longer be associated with the Party of Dependence on Government!)
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To: huac
Next thing he'll be saying -

I'm not a liberal. I'm a Democrat.

I'm not promoting perversion. I'm a Democrat.

I don't oppose our national security. I'm a Democrat.

To the extent the Dem oppose our national security (or even some GOP in this 'guest worker' thing), promote perversion, and otherwise adopt the 'rot from within' goal of Commie think tanks from a generation ago, then what's Sean complaint? It's not that you call a terrorist Japanese or Saudi. They key point, they agree on the bit about terrorism. One man can claim to be a boot-maker. Another can say he works as a garage mechanic. But if both voted for sKerry, and just because he was, it doesn't alter the fact just because one now claims that he is a boot-maker, and the other that he is a mechanic. Never mind the fact, as many have pointed out, that the Dem is in full purge, and would by SNL standards reduce the 'heretic', like Zell, to the status of an hysterical drooler because he dared raise his voice against such perverse 'orthodoxy'.

34 posted on 02/17/2005 2:23:14 AM PST by sevry
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To: ROTB

Thank you for posting this! I knew I remembered it from somewhere but forgot where it was.

Bookmarking. Big time.


35 posted on 02/17/2005 2:37:54 AM PST by RandallFlagg (Roll your own cigarettes! You'll save $$$ and smoke less!(Magnetic bumper stickers-click my name)
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